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Talking Olaf, Books and Other Musical Theatre Inspirations With Kate Anderson and Elyssa Samsel

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.15.18. Great songwriting duos – think Lennon/McCartney, Goffin/King, Bacharach/David, or Leiber/Stoller – are extremely rare. Anyone who’s tried to write a song with another person can attest that chemistry is one thing you can’t force – you just hope to be fortunate enough to find it. But for musical theater writing… Read more...


BMI Affiliate Adrienne Danrich Debuts ‘Love & Trouble: Five Personas ~ One Voice’ in NYC

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From News, posted 2.12.18. Emmy-winning soprano Adrienne Danrich has performed leading operatic roles around the world, including Aida and Madame Butterfly, and this year she will be heard at the Cincinnati and Metropolitan Operas, as well as the Lyric Opera of Chicago. In addition to being a classically trained singer, the talented BMI affiliate… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 11.28.17. BMI is very proud to congratulate our many talented affiliates on their prestigious GRAMMY nominations, which were announced this morning by the Recording Academy. The 60th GRAMMY Awards, to be held in Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28, 2018, will salute a wide array of… Read more...


BMI Composer David Yazbek Brings His Unique Sound Back to Broadway

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.15.17. Don’t try to put David Yazbek in a box. In fact, he is adamant that genres and categories mean very little to him. But it’s really hard to believe considering his overwhelming success scoring Broadway musicals, including his critically acclaimed new show The Band’s Visit. The three-time Tony Award nominee,… Read more...


BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Now Accepting Applications Through August 4

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From News, posted 7.12.17. The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first-year composer and lyricist class through the end of day on Friday, August 4. This prestigious workshop begins mid-September 2017 and runs through June 2018. A recipient of the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre Award, the… Read more...


BMI Foundation Announces Winners of 2017 Musical Theatre Awards

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From News, posted 6.28.17. The BMI Foundation has announced seven members of the Tony-honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop as the winners of its annual Musical Theatre Awards, encompassing the Jerry Harrington Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre, the Jean Banks Award, and the Ellen Schwartz Award for Outstanding… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees and Honorees

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From News, posted 6.22.17. The Songwriters Hall of Fame held its 49th Annual Induction & Awards Gala on June 15 at the Mariott Marquis Hotel in New York City, and, once again, BMI affiliates took top honors. 2006 BMI Icon and storied R&B songwriter Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds was inducted, Pitbull became the first-ever recipient… Read more...


BMI Affiliates Take Home Prestigious Trophies at the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards

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From News, posted 6.05.17. BMI congratulates its musical theatre composers who assumed the stage to collect their accolades at last night’s 62nd Drama Desk Awards at Town Hall in New York City. Presented annually to honor outstanding achievement on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway, the Drama Desk Awards recognized four BMI affiliates, including David Yazbek… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 Drama Desk Nominees

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From News, posted 5.11.17. Our musical theatre composers have once again made BMI proud with several nominations for prestigious Drama Desk Awards. The annual awards honor productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway. Winners will be announced during the celebration on June 4, at New York’s Town Hall. Congratulations to all! Here’s the complete… Read more...


The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Presents the Next Best in Broadway

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From News, posted 5.05.17. On the eve of this year’s announcement of the Tony Award nominations, the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop proudly presented its top works in this year’s showcase held at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in New York City. The event premiered performances of the best songs written and… Read more...